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date: 12 July 2020

Chinua Achebe 1930–2013
Nigerian novelist 

  1. Whatever you are is never enough; you must find a way to accept something however small from the other to make you whole.
    Anthills of the Savannah (1987)
  2. The world is like a Mask dancing. If you want to see it well you do not stand in one place.
    from an Igbo proverb
    Arrow of God (1988) ch. 4
  3. May good confront the man on top and the man below. But let him who is jealous of another's position choke with his envy.
    Arrow of God (1988) ch. 9
  4. In such a regime, I say, you died a good death if your life had inspired someone to come forward and shoot your murderer in the chest—without asking to be paid.
    A Man of the People (1966)